Drug traffickers threaten Central America’s democratic gains

Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was a deputy national security adviser in the George W. Bush administration and assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs in the Reagan administration. Three decades...

What the Mideast peace process needs

Yonatan Touval is a foreign policy analyst based in Tel Aviv. He has worked with several Israeli nongovernmental organizations dedicated to advancing final-status agreements between Israel and its neighbors. As Secretary of State John Kerry hammers out the principles for an...

Illustrations that hit and missed

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Slow population growth isn’t all bad

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Swap out those cowboy boots for a helmet

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The missing ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast members

Hank Stuever’s Dec. 19 Style review of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” [“It’s still a good try!”] limited the context to a racial perspective. This season, controversy swirled around the show’s lack of female African American cast...

Honoring the dead with prayer

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Redskins get too much coverage

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‘Johnny Cash: The Life’ by Robert Hilburn

He was tall, rangy, low-voiced, poker-faced and dressed like a barroom gambler. Little wonder, then, that part of Johnny Cash’s appeal was that he looked flat-out dangerous. Indeed, he had a scary side, one fully detailed in Robert Hilburn’s definitive new biography....

‘The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince’ by Jane Ridley

When the dissipated, overweight, scandal-prone Prince of Wales finally got the job he’d been waiting for all his life, he was 59 and tired. “It has come too late,” he said, in German, to his wife, Alexandra, as she knelt and kissed his hand beside his...